TRAVERSE CITY —  Northwestern Michigan College Professional Communications students are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan to host the fourth annual Big Little Hero Race, voted favorite local race of 2017 by the Traverse City Track Club, on April 14 at NMC’s main campus.

The costume-encouraged festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the free one-mile fun run, followed by the officially-timed 5K and 10K at 9:30 a.m. Endurance Evolution will provide timing services. During the race there will be food, family-friendly events, games, and a silent raffle in and around West Hall. Register by March 21 for early bird pricing and to guarantee a race t-shirt. Race, jog or walk any of the below events.

● Fun Run – free and untimed. All children receive a free cape

● 5K – $15 for students, $25 for adults ($5 increase after March 21)

● 10K – $15 for students, $25 for adults ($5 increase after March 21)

 Awards, including College for Kids gift certificates, will be given for best times and costumes. All friendly, leashed dogs are welcome and there is a prize for the best dressed pup.

Every year the Big Little Hero Race Team selects a local hero to honor. This year’s race will celebrate the staff and teachers of Blair Elementary School for their commitment to their students and community as everyday heroes. They will be honored by starting the one-mile fun run and recognized at the award ceremony.

In its four years, this race has raised more than $70,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Their goal is “to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.”

To register, visit Sponsorship opportunities and additional information can also be found on the race website.

Release date: March 8, 2018


Kristy McDonald
Business Instructor
(231) 995-1059

Meg Rosenberg
Student Public Relations Coordinator
(231) 883-7178


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